Freedom Fair Express Bus Service
Due to the failure of the transit levy, Pierce Transit had to eliminate the special event service enjoyed by the public for so many years. Regular bus routes have also been reduced on the holiday. As your event organizers we appreciate that Freedom Fair attendees prefer to avoid the fuss of driving and by taking the bus so we contracted with a professional school bus service to handle the driving for you. We appreciate your patience and support of the mass transit service we are now providing.
WHY FUSS? TAKE THE BUS!
Do you want to enjoy the spectacular Tacoma Freedom Fair this Fourth of July but don't want to drive? Why worry about where to park and how far you'll have to walk to attend celebration on the Ruston Way waterfront? There will be lots of special yellow Freedom Fair Express Buses running from the park & ride lots to the main entrance to the event. Just park free at one of the designated Park & Ride lots and ride the bus to the main entrance of the Freedom Fair at North 30th and McCarver Street in Old Town Tacoma. Starting at 10:00AM the buses will pick up passengers at these two locations:
Park & Ride from the Tacoma Dome Station
Free parking is available in the Tacoma Dome Station parking garage on Puyallup Avenue. The boarding location for catching the bus near will be the entire stretch of curb eastbound on Puyallup Avenue between East ‘G’ Street and East McKinley Street. Please check-in at the tent in the parking lot to trade in the ticket you purchased online, and printed at home, or buy your tickets there in cash.
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The Park & Ride lot at Tacoma Community College
Catch the bus at Tacoma Community College (TCC) near the corner of South Mildred Street and South 12th Street. Please check-in at the tent in the parking lot to trade in the ticket you purchased online and printed at home, or buy your tickets there in cash for $5 each (exact change requested please). TCC students get a $2 discount by showing valid TCC student identification.
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Service from the park & ride lots will run about every fifteen minutes from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Then all the buses will stage in Old Town to be ready to load immediately after the fireworks show. The express buses will depart from North 30th & McCarver Street and return you to the Tacoma Dome Station and Tacoma Community College (TCC).
The Freedom Fair Express Bus fare is $5 round trip. We encourage everyone to secure a bus passes online prior to arrival at the park & ride lots. All fares are good for a round trip ride to and from the waterfront. Passes are available online at the link below and on the 4th of July from the ticket booths at TCC and at the Tacoma Dome Station. Purchasing your bus passes online in advance will make it easier and quicker for you. Passes are sold "cash only" the day of the event. (Exact change is appreciated.)
Note: Fireworks, explosives, flammable materials and ice chests
on buses. Fireworks, explosives, and alcohol are prohibited at the event.
Bags and packages are subject to search by law enforcement.